A psychologist can help with pain catastrophizing
, fear of pain and trauma.A
Those elements include the symptoms themselves--unilateral throbbing pain, nausea, and photophobia--and the psychosocial symptoms and comorbidities, including anxiety, depression, stress, and catastrophizing
. Up to 30% of migraine patients have comorbid depression.
Now, modern neuroimaging techniques show how, for some, pain signals hijack the brain's regulatory networks, allowing rumination and catastrophizing
to intrude on the exteroception that's critical to how humans interact with one another and the world.
Outcome measures were used to collect information on dancer general health and well-being (Subjective Health Complaints Inventory [SHCI]), (16) disordered eating (Sick, Control, One stone, Fat, Food [SCOFF] questionnaire), (17) and sleep quality and quantity (18) A number of psychological factors were also investigated, including mood (Profile of Moods State), (19) pain beliefs (Coping Strategies Questionnaire [CSQ], Catastrophizing
subscale), (20) achievement motivation (Perception of Success Questionnaire [PSQ]), (21) and passion for dance (Passion for Dance Scale).
It can also be a unconscious cognitive processes (selective attention, memory distortions, denial or projection), or consciences processes: Self-blame, blaming others, rumination, catastrophizing
, putting into perspective, refocus on planning, positive refocusing, positive reappraisal (11).
Of the many pain-related variables, pain catastrophizing
has emerged as an important factor in the maintenance and exacerbation of pain (Quartana, Campbell, & Edwards, 2009).
When someone consistently makes mountains out of molehills, they have the cognitive distortion of "catastrophizing
[But] the authors engage in what they in another context label as distorted thinking: 'catastrophizing
.' They turn their target phenomenon into something dramatic, urgent and very new." MICHAEL S.
The results of Adynxx's Phase 2 studies conducted in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty suggest that a single administration of brivoligide prior to surgery can reduce both pain with walking and pain at rest following surgery, shorten the period of time needed to achieve mild postoperative pain and reduce the need for postoperative opioids in subjects that are high scorers on the pain catastrophizing
scale, or PCS, all with a favorable safety profile.
Preoperative anxiety and catastrophizing
: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association with chronic postsurgical pain.
"It also boosted their mood and helped them avoid catastrophizing
' their pain in ways that limited their mobility and function," Dr.
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults with chronic pain, psychological interventions have small benefits, including reducing pain and catastrophizing
beliefs, according to a review published online May 7 in JAMA Internal Medicine.